Slow Cooker Bison Chuck Shoulder Roast

Slow Cooker Bison Chuck Shoulder Roast (Serves 5)

I had considered trying bison several times since my adventure eating healthy foods began in the summer of 2010, but kept postponing. The postponing ended on my last trip to Whole Foods, however, because the most attractive meat on offer was bison. The bright slabs of buffalo meat looked freshly cut, so I decided to try slow cooking a small roast. Thank goodness I did. Bison now ranks up there with beef, lamb, chicken, and pork as one of my favorite meats! Bison meat is naturally low fat, which can be a problem, but my slow cooker roast came out tasty and juicy. I will definitely buy more bison.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 8 hours

Ingredient list:

2.39 pound bison chuck shoulder roast
1 sweet yellow onion
Ground coriander
Red chili powder
Garlic powder
Dried oregano
Salt

Directions: Peel and cut onion into half-moon slices. Arrange across bottom of slow cooker. Prepare a spice rub with coriander, red chili powder, garlic powder, and salt. Season roast generously on all sides and lay on top of the onion. Pour in one cup of water and sprinkle dried oregano over the roast. Place cover on slow cooker. Set temperature to slow cook (200 degrees on my unit) and time to 8 hours. That’s it! The house smells great after a few hours and continues to smell great until after you pack the leftovers away in the refrigerator.

Note: My slow cooker is a Cuisinart Multi Cooker that I picked up at Williams-Sonoma because my local store had one in stock and I wanted to start cooking right away. Amazon sells the Cuisinart, but seems to be out of stock frequently. The Breville Stainless-Steel 7-Quart Slow Cooker with EasySear Insert on display in my Store is similar. Check them out by clicking on the Store link in the upper right hand corner of this site. The Cuisinart has a see-through top and the Breville has a stainless steel top. I like being able to see inside without opening the lid, but the Breville sells for $75 less than the Cuisinart.

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One Response to “Slow Cooker Bison Chuck Shoulder Roast”

  1. Going to try this as the buffalo is on sale today at WF. will let you know what my picky eater 8 year old says. last one I did was a pork shoulder and it got “add to the weekly list” My hubby will love this after a day of skiing!

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